Invasión Yanqui: The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848

Recuerdo de la Guerra con los Estados Unidos: Trofeos y Monumentos Existentes en Mexico, Chromolithograph from México a Través des los Siglos (Barcelona, España, 1883-1890), 5 vols. The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Special Collections.

In 1846, Mexico and the United States went to war over territory that covered a half-million square miles. The outcome of this war determined the size, shape, and wealth of the two nations and marked the beginning of a unique Mexican American culture.


Invasión Yanqui: The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848 uses paintings, lithographs, sketches, letters, diaries, sheet music, print documents, and artifacts from museums and libraries in both the United States and Mexico to narrate the story of the often overlooked U.S.-Mexican War. Panel topics include:

  • Victorious entry into Mexico City
  • U.S. election of 1844
  • First skirmishes
  • Theater of operations
  • The war in New Mexico, California, and northern Mexico
  • Santa Anna
  • Generals and politics
  • Changing opinions of the war
  • Landing in Vera Cruz
  • Battles in central Mexico
  • Chapultepec and the capital
  • Fruits of victory

Invasión Yanqui is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

LanguageEnglish and Spanish
Content10 double sided panels
11 support legs
Space Requirements90 square feet of floor space (18’ x 5’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 3 fiber cases:
  • 44” x 34” x 9” – 88 lbs.
  • 44” x 34” x 9” – 88 lbs.
  • 76” x 9” x 8” – 46 lbs.
Rental Fee*$400*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:

  • 50  brochures featuring an illustrated discussion of the war and its impact on both nations in English
  • 50  brochures featuring an illustrated discussion of the war and its impact on both nations in Spanish
  • 1 exhibition catalog, bilingual panel-by-panel guide
  • 10 posters

Publicity Materials

Press release

Invasión Yanqui press release.

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

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2022-2023 Bookings

All dates available. Contact us to reserve this exhibiton for the upcoming year.

On Display

Mexican Troops on the Move. Courtesy the University of Texas at Arlington Library, Special Collections.